Island News

Port Blair, 23 May 2016/--/Lieutenant General BNBM Prasad SM, VSM, Director General Hospital Services (Armed Forces) is visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from 23 May 16 to 26 May 16 to review the medical...
Port Blair, 23 May 2016/--/A large amount of money which should have gone to the government treasury as auction proceeds of more than one lakh rupees of  seized diesel drums has allegedly been pocketed by the SHO of...
Port Blair, 23 May 2016/--/The written test of those candidates who have qualified in the Physical Measurement/Endurance Test at Campbell Bay center on 16.05.2016 for the post of Police Constable (Executive) in Andaman...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 23 May 2016/--/The BJP, which had lost some steam after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has put up a spirited show in the West Bengal Assembly elections this time and has played spoilsport for the Opposition Left Front-Congress alliance in more than 70 seats. Although BJP's vote share in...
Port Blair, 23 May 2016/--/Security forces are carrying out an intensive combing operation in Manipur's Chandel district to nab the militants responsible for Sunday's ambush in which six Assam Rifles personnel were killed. "The search operation has been going on continuously since yesterday but...

Sports News

GUWAHATI, 21 May 2016/--/Mohun Bagan downed Aizawl FC 5-0 with goals from Sony Norde (48’), Dhanachandra Singh (58’).,Jeje Lalpekhlua (73’ and 88’) and Bikramjit Singh (82’) to win the 2016 edition of the Federation Cup...
Visakhapatnam, 21 May 2016/--/Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni single-handedly scripted Rising Pune Supergiants' face-saving four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab with a last ball six to help them avoid a last-place finish...

Hills (Darjelling) News

Darjeeling, 23 May 2016/--/Two Darjeeling girls - part of the National Cadet Corps all girls’ team - have successfully scaled Mount Everest, according to unconfirmed reports coming in. Sources said the 10-member team...
Darjeeling, 19 May 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has won all the three seats from the three constituencies in the hills, defeating the allied forces of the Jan Andolan Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Gorkha...
Darjeeling, 17 May 2016/--/The Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, an apolitical organisation of the Gorkha community, today lamented without taking names that lack of political acumen and a proper blueprint and roadmap were...

National News

New Delhi, 23 May 2016/--/Bread samples of virtually all top brands in Delhi contained cancer-causing chemicals, a study released today said, prompting the Union Health Ministry to order a probe. Nearly 84 percent of 38...
New Delhi, 23 May 2016/--/The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on May 26 the plea of Salvatore Girone, one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala coast, seeking relaxation in bail terms...

Business News

New Delhi, 23 May 2016/--/India's net FDI flows are expected to rise further this fiscal to USD 38 billion on emergence of some "positive signs" such as regulatory easing in select sectors and reform measures initiated...
New Delhi, 23 May 2016/--/Credit growth in the country is unlikely to revive "materially" in near term as demand conditions are still acting as a laggard, says an SBI report. The report noted that it is "too early and...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 23 May 2016/--/Stocks kept a low profile for the fourth day as the Sensex fell over 71 points to a two-week low following sustained foreign outflows on caution ahead of a likely US rate hike in June and weakness across global markets due to subdued commodity prices. Profit-booking towards...

Political Delicacies

15 May 2016/--/Ghulam Nabi Azad is the man to watch. After the Congress lost power in 2014, Sonia Gandhi was left with no choice except to fall back on the old Congress pack. Azad had been minister ri...
8 May 2016/--/Political circles are abuzz with speculation about Brajesh Mishra and Ranjan Bhattacharya’s role in the Agusta Westland deal which was signed in 2003. Rajiv Tyagi,  one of the cousins of...

North Bengal News

Malda, 23 May 2016/--/Amid the ongoing euphoria over the best ever political performances in the assembly elections in the district, Congress is like to face a major setback as Narendranath (Nandu) Tiwary and his spouse...
Malda, 23 May 2016/--/Trinamool Congress president of the district Moazzem Hossain would meet chief minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday at her residence to discuss the reasons behind the debacle of the...
Malda, 22 May 2016/--/There is likely to be huge reshuffle in the organizations of Trinamool Congress in Malda and Darjeeling following the debacle of the party in those two districts of North Bengal in recently...

Echo World

Cairo, 23 May 2016/--/Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today said a submarine was deployed to locate the black boxes that could provide vital clues on what caused an EgyptAir plane to crash in the Mediterranean Sea...
Cape Town, 23 May 2016/--/South African state prosecutors will Monday respond to a court ruling that President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges, in a move that could threaten his hold on power. The...

Reflex Action

23 May 2016/--/In contrast with the electoral performance of the Congress in neighbouring West Bengal, the party has come a cropper in Assam. The main reason for this is said to be the inability of the aging leadership of the Assam Congress to keep in touch with the hopes and aspirations of the youn...

Editorial

23 May 2016/--/The spectacular victory of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has meant retirement for the party’s old war-horse V. S. Achyutanandan. The highly ambitious Pinarayi Viajayan was waiting for a long time to become the Chief Minister. The relation between him and V. S. is anything but comradely. V. S. has been sent off with the honorific ‘Fidel Castro of Kerala’ much as the BJP’s...